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March 13, 2011

Mr. Ronald Daigle
Senior Human Resources Advisor
Community Safety and Partnerships Branch
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada
456 Another Street
Ottawa, Ontario

I wish to apply for the position of Policy Analyst with the Community Safety and Partnerships Branch of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Canada, Selection Process Number 06- PSP-lA-CSP-3 1958-077.

I believe that my experience and qualifications are an excellent match for those listed in the Statement of Merit Criteria:

Area of Selection: Employees occupying a position in the National Capital Region

  • I presently work in the NCR in the Health Care Policy Directorate of Health Canada.

Official Language Proficiency: Bilingual Imperative, level CCC/CCC

  • I have level EEE.

Educational Requirements: Graduation with a degree from a recognized university with acceptable specialization in economics, sociology or statistics

  • I have an honours BA in Sociology from the University of Ottawa.


  1. Social policy analysis with a focus on crime prevention through social development
    • As a policy analyst with the Health Care Policy Directorate of Health Canada, I analyze social policy. While working in the Non-Medical Use of Drugs Directorate, I wrote a policy paper on the effects of methadone clinics and other social health services on crime prevention and recidivism amongst heroin addicts. I wrote a thesis on the effects of various social programs and early intervention on the rate of alcoholism and the associated crime rate in isolated communities.
  2. Participating in policy or multidisciplinary project teams
    • Participated in multidisciplinary project team of economists, sociologists and public health professionals in developing and writing policy papers on various aspects of health care.
  3. Writing of reports, briefing notes and policy statements
    • Regularly write reports and policy statements on various aspects of social programs.
    • Participated in the drafting of several briefing notes to the Minister on current developments in health care.

I would welcome an opportunity to work in the Community Safety and Partnerships Branch. With my interests and background in crime prevention through early intervention and social programs, I feel that I could contribute to policy analysis and formulation in your Branch.

I look forward to hearing from you.


Laurie Greenberg
Laurie Greenberg


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